Cypraea mauritiana   Linnaeus, 1758

humpback cowrie

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Gastropoda | Neotaenioglossa | Cypraeidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 2 - 5 m (Ref. 101327).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: from East Africa to eastern Polynesia, not in the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, nor the Gulf of Bengal; north to Japan and Hawaii, and south to central Queensland and New Caledonia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 13.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349); common length : 10.0 cm SHL male/unsexed; (Ref. 349)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Frequently in the Indo-West Pacific for food and shellcraft (Ref. 349). Depth range is based on occurrence in French Polynesia (Ref. 101327); to be replaced with a better reference. Under stones and in crevices of rocky headlands exposed to strong wave action (Ref. 349). Usually found among dark rocks (Ref. 799). Mostly active at night. Mainly inhabits shallow subtidal levels. Occurs at the low tide mark (Ref. 349). Most cypraeids are herbivores (Ref. 113307). Members of the order Neotaenioglossa are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Neotaenioglossa are mostly gonochoric and broadcast spawners. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktonic trocophore larvae and later into juvenile veligers before becoming fully grown adults.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Poutiers, J.M. 1998. (Ref. 349)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3363 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown